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Slack Receipe

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Account Setup#

Slack is slightly more complicated then some of the other notification services, so here is quick breakdown of what you need to know and do in order to send Notifications through it using this tool:

Method 1: Incoming Webhook#

First off, Slack notifications require an incoming-webhook it can connect to.

  1. You can create this webhook from here. Just follow the wizard to pre-determine the channel(s) you want your message to broadcast to.
  2. Or you can create a Slack App here and associate it with one of your Slack Workspaces. From here there are just a few extra steps needed to get your webhook URL (all done through the App's configuration screen):
    • You must Activate the Incoming Webhook Feature if not already.
    • On this same configuration screen, you can create a webhook and assign it to a channel/user.

Regardless of what option you choose (above), both will result in giving you a webhook URL that looks something like this:

This URL effectively equates to:{tokenA}/{tokenB}/{tokenC}

If you want to convert this to an Magic Receipe URL, do the following: The last part of the URL you're given make up the 3 tokens you need to send notifications with It's very important to pay attention. In the above example the tokens are as follows:

  1. TokenA is T1JJ3T3L2
  2. TokenB is A1BRTD4JD
  3. TokenC is TIiajkdnlazkcOXrIdevi7F8

Method 2: Create a Bot#

Bots offer you slightly more flexibility then Webhooks do. The main difference is Slack Bots can support attachments allowing you to leverage this in Magic Receipe!

  1. First create your Slack App here.
  2. Pick an App Name (such as Magic Receipe) and select your workspace; click on the Create App
  3. You'll be able to click on Bots menu selection from here where you can then choose to add a Bot User. Give it a name and then choose *Add Bot User.
  4. You'll need to provide the proper OAuth permissions:
    Slack Bot OAuth Min Permissions
  5. Now choose Install App to which you can choose Install App to Workspace.
  6. You will need to authorize the app which you get prompted to do; so this step is easy.
  7. Finally you'll get some very important information you will need for Magic Receipe. From this point on you can either used the OAuth Access Token or the Bot User OAuth Access Token using the syntax slack://{OAuth Access Token}.

Your Magic Receipe Slack URL (for accessing your Bot) might look something like:

  • slack://xoxp-1234-1234-1234-4ddbc191d40ee098cbaae6f3523ada2d
  • slack://xoxb-1234-1234-4ddbc191d40ee098cbaae6f3523ada2d

Both OAuth tokens you are provided have the ability to post text to channels and provide attachments. So it's up to you which of the two you choose to use.


Valid receipes are as follows:

  • slack://{tokenA}/{tokenB}/{tokenC}
  • slack://{OAuthToken}/
    • A Bot has no default channel configurable through Slack like Webhooks do. If no channel is specified, then the channel #general is used.

Now if you're using the legacy webhook method (and not going through the App), you're granted a bit more freedom. As a result, the following URLs will also work for you through Magic Receipe:

  • slack://{tokenA}/{tokenB}/{tokenC}/#{channel}
  • slack://{tokenA}/{tokenB}/{tokenC}/#{channel1}/#{channel2}/#{channelN}
  • slack://{OAuthToken}/#{channel}
  • slack://{botname}@{OAuthToken}/#{channel1}/#{channel2}/#{channelN}

If you know the Encoded-ID of the channel you wish to access, you can use the plus (+) symbol to identify these separately from channels in the url. Valid receipes are as follows:

  • slack://{botname}@{tokenA}/{tokenB}/{tokenC}/+{encoded_id}
  • slack://{botname}@{tokenA}/{tokenB}/{tokenC}/+{encoded_id1}/+{encoded_id2}/+{encoded_id3}
  • slack://{botname}@{OAuthToken}/+{encoded_id}
  • slack://{botname}@{OAuthToken}/+{encoded_id1}/+{encoded_id2}/+{encoded_id3}

If you know the user_id you wish to transmit your slack notification to (instead of a channel), you can use the at symbol (@) to do this with. Valid receipes are as follows:

  • slack://{botname}@{tokenA}/{tokenB}/{tokenC}/@{user_id}
  • slack://{botname}@{tokenA}/{tokenB}/{tokenC}/@{user_id1}/@{user_id2}/@{user_id3}
  • slack://{botname}@{OAuthToken}/@{user_id}
  • slack://{botname}@{OAuthToken}/@{user_id1}/@{user_id2}/@{user_id3}

You can freely mix and match all of the combinations in any order as well:

  • slack://**{botname}@{tokenA}/{tokenB}/{tokenC}/@{user_id}/#{channel}/+{encoded_id}
  • slack://{botname}@{OAuthToken}/@{user_id}/#{channel}/+{encoded_id}

Parameter Breakdown#

tokenAYesThe first part of 3 tokens provided to you after creating a incoming-webhook. The OAuthToken is not required if using the Slack Webhook.
tokenBYesThe second part of 3 tokens provided to you after creating a incoming-webhook. The OAuthToken is not required if using the Slack Webhook.
tokenCYesThe last part of 3 tokens provided to you after creating a incoming-webhook. The OAuthToken is not required if using the Slack Webhook.
OAuthTokenYesThe OAuth Token provided to you through the Slack App when using a a Bot instead of a Webhook. Token A, B and C are not used when using Bots.
channelNoChannels must be prefixed with a hash tag #! You can specify as many channels as you want by delimiting each of them by a forward slash (/) in the url.
encoded_idNoSlack allows you to represent channels and private channels by an encoded_id. If you know what they are, you can use this instead of the channel to send your notifications to. All encoded_id's must be prefixed with a plus symbol +!
user_idNoUsers must be prefixed with an at symbol @! You can specify as many users as you want by delimiting each of them by a forward slash (/) in the url.
botnameNoIdentify the name of the bot that should issue the message. If one isn't specified then the default is to just use your account (associated with the incoming-webhook).
footerNoIdentify whether or not you want the Magic Receipe Footer icon to show with each message. By default this is set to yes.
imageNoIdentify whether or not you want the Magic Receipe image (showing status color) to display with every message or not. By default this is set to yes.